Young Man of the Old Guard

State/Province/Region
International
Nearest Area
Vatican City
Town
Rome, Italy
Notes

Leica M240 and 90mm Elmarit lens. 1/180th second at f8 and ISO 640.

Description

When I took this photograph, there were hundreds of tourists and worshipers behind me in the public space before St. Peter's Basilica. In front of me was a young man standing guard at the Petrine Gate under the Arch of the Bells. Behind him were the private areas of the Vatican, including the residence of Pope Francis. The young man, part of a tradition that is over 500 years old, seemed placid and, at the same time, quite aware of his important role as a member of the Pontifical Swiss Guard.

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Date Added
April 30, 2017